Cooking Up Success for Women's Initiative


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On Wednesday February 2nd, cook up some fun and some support for a great non-profit at ~COOKING UP SUCCESS FOR WOMEN’S INITIATIVE~, a cooking party and fundraiser hosted by Parties That Cook to benefit Women’s Initiative for Self-Employment, a non-profit organization that provides small business training to low-income women.

The party starts at 5:45pm at the Horatius gallery in Potrero Hill with a glass of wine and light hors d’oeuvres. Parties That Cook founder and executive chef Bibby Gignilliat will give an interactive demo, then guests will join in to make a gourmet meal of international small plates like chicken skewers with spicy peanut sauce, crostini of blue cheese with shallot-cherry confit, cumin-curried hummus with roasted cauliflower florets, polpettine (little meatballs with melted Fontina centers), and brioche tartines topped with Dungeness crab and shrimp salad. And for dessert, it’s melted peanut butter-filled chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter frosting. (Many dishes can accommodate vegetarians.)

Guests will also have the chance to speak with four graduates from Women’s Initiative and hear their inspiring entrepreneurial stories. Women’s Initiative provides high-potential, low-income women with the training, resources, and on-going support to start and grow their own business. They become economically self-sufficient while creating jobs and stimulating the local economy. In 2010 alone, recent graduates created 3,818 jobs! This event is $95 per person, with all proceeds going to Women’s Initiative.

Event Info

Wednesday Feb 2, 2011
350 Kansas St. at 16th St., San Francisco